Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ready Begin!

Well, now it's official, I am in Japan!

The flight was almost 13 hours, went north to Canada then west across Siberia/Russia and then back south landing in Tokyo. We were met at the airport by a member of Samaritan's Purse and made it through immigration and customs in no time – as soon as we figured out which way we were suppose to go. Took a bus to Hotel Nikko Narita (it's a really nice hotel), checked in, then had a group dinner at 7:30 with all 23 of us volunteers.

It is currently 5:45am, and we have another meeting at 8 to get some instructions on leaving and getting out train tickets. And then all 23 of us (plus 2 staff members) get to try and get all the way though Tokyo station (on a Friday) without losing anyone! Whoohoo!
We will be boarding bullet trains which will take us north to Sendai where we will be split in to two base camps. One of the groups will be going to Tome camp and the other (my group) will be going to the place that when you say it it sounds like you are stuttering and I can't even remember how you say it now... it's like Shichiga- something or other....

Well, I guess that's all for now. Thanks so much everyone for your prayers!

And on a totally random note I decided they really should come up with some sort of survival plan for if your plane happens to crash in Northern Russia.....
'Cause I think you would pretty much die of the cold and there is no one even up there who would find you....
yeah random I know, thats all.


  1. Lol! Yeah....sounds like a survival plan might be a good idea. ;) Yikes, 13 hours is a LOOOOONG time to be on a plane! Were you sitting next to nice people? I'm glad you made it there safely!!!! I've been praying for you like.....every few minutes or so. :) I'll be praying that the rest of your trip goes awesome! Miss you!

    <3 ya!

  2. haha, I love your randomness Erin. My (conspiracy) theory is that they would've come up with a Northern Russia Survival Plan long ago if it weren't for the flight attendants... I mean think how much longer their schpeel would have to be in order to cover hypothermia survival in addition to seatbelt adjustment and the fact that your seat cushion is also a flotation device.

    So glad you are safely there, girl... it sounds like you are having lots of adventures already!
    Praying for you to have quick recovery from jet-lag and lots of energy for the work ahead!
    Kelsey :o)

  3. Praise the Lord! And thanks for the update. :)
    Praying for you!